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CONGRATS Celebrities Cheer NY Gay Marriage Andrew Medichini / AP Photo

Celebrities Cheer NY Gay Marriage

Celebrities are rejoicing to the passage of same-sex marriage in New York—many have been pushing for equality for decades. Ellen DeGeneres said on Twitter: "I'm thrilled about the news from NY. Marriage equality! Every day we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling." Neil Patrick Harris also tweeted: "It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!" Lady Gaga was even more dramatic: "I can't stop crying. We did it kids." Odd couple Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin had a hilarious exchange. "Alec! Now we can get married!" Martin said, to which Baldwin replied: "OK. But if you play that ... banjo after 11 o'clock..."

June 25, 2011 8:30 AM